Where I’ve been


August 2015 — Present

Wrote three stories a day on new lawsuits, motions, court rulings and partner hires. Covered breaking news, wrote features and did court reporting periodically. Spent nine months covering legal developments in New York, New Jersey, Florida, Pennsylvania and Texas. Now focusing on privacy and cybersecurity, consumer protection, food and beverage, retail and hospitality.

News Apprentice
May 2015 — July 2015

Wrote two to four stories a week on court decisions, motions, new filings and partner hires in fields such as securities, international trade and insurance. Researched and pitched story ideas. Analyzed court documents for news value. Corresponded with readers and sources. Assisted reporters with background research.

News Assistant
September 2014 — April 2015

Researched and pitched story ideas. Analyzed court documents for news value. Assisted reporters with background research.

The Virginian-Pilot

Dow Jones News Fund Intern
June 2014 — August 2014

Copy edited stories for AP style, punctuation, grammar, spelling and accuracy. Wrote headlines and edited captions to fit. Proofed pages. Attended weeklong residency to receive training in editing issues from industry professionals.

The Independent Florida Alligator

Freelance Editor
January 2014 — May 2014

Acted as recruiter for student-run daily newspaper with circulation of 35,000. Edited content and coached freelancers to improve submissions.

Copy Desk Chief
August 2012 — December 2013

Led desk of 10 copy editors in checking for grammar, punctuation, AP style and accuracy. Prepared stories for production using Adobe InCopy. Wrote headlines.

Copy Editor
October 2012 — June 2012

Edited stories for AP style, punctuation, grammar, spelling and accuracy.

Tower Publications

Editorial Intern
January 2014 — May 2014

Wrote and photographed feature stories for the quarterly Our Town family of magazines and the monthly Senior Times magazine. Assisted with copy editing of feature stories. Researched and assisted with the creation of monthly and seasonal event calendars.

USA Today College

Collegiate Correspondent
September 2013 — December 2013

Pitched and wrote original stories for the USA Today College section. Covered topics of national scope for college audience.

The San Diego Union-Tribune

Reporting Intern
June 2013 — August 2013

Covered general assignments for entertainment, lifestyle and business desks at daily newspaper. Worked on print and online stories. Published stories, photos, videos and multimedia pieces to Web.

Samuel P. Harn Museum of Art

Curatorial Photography Intern
January 2013 — May 2013

Researched art and artists in support of exhibition planning. Assisted in exhibition planning and installation, including preparation of design and layout, labels and text panels. Worked on ongoing collection management projects, including research and cataloging of new acquisitions, and expanding and correcting existing records.

Family Programs Assistant
August 2012 — December 2012

Worked in children and family programming. Helped plan and prepare activities for bimonthly art program for children ages 2 to 5. Assisted with programs and guided children in completing projects. Worked on full-day family program. Researched exhibits and artworks to prepare gallery guides and project sheets for programming.

The Gainesville Sun

May 2012 — August 2012

Covered local news for daily newspaper. Found sources, conducted interviews, wrote and edited a variety of pieces. Worked on feature, news and entertainment stories.